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“Monday Morning Farringdon Road: From Mile End to Mayfair”

Southampton City Art Gallery
Ranked #20 of 136 things to do in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Southampton City Art Gallery is the most outstanding gallery in the South of England and is internationally renowned for its impressive collection and temporary exhibitions programme. The works on display, of both historic and contemporary art, show the breadth and quality of the City’s art treasures. The Gallery attracts a wide audience and through the exciting education programme it provides and promote opportunities for greater access, involvement and understanding of visual art in Southampton.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We came from afar to see the East London Group Exhibition & were not disappointed. Had seen many of the images online but these pictures up close are gorgeous. 'Sally' by Turpin is exquisite and outshines the Duncan Grant alongside. The accompanying information not typical of gallery notes..plenty of social and personal history which personally I found refreshing. Only slight criticism is that the exhibition could easily have occupied more space and felt a little cramped.
We also perused the wonderful permanent exhibition of mainly 20th century art & the Bucklow which provoked a discussion about feminism in the arts....

Thank SarahofYork
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"on display"
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"free entry"
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"burne jones"
in 5 reviews
"visiting exhibitions"
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"old masters"
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"important collection"
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"interesting pieces"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"graham sutherland"
in 2 reviews
"changing exhibitions"
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"mile end"
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"regular exhibitions"
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"amazing space"
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"broad range"
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"southampton city"
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"great exhibition"
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"amazing collection"
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

If you have entered Southampton by ship, an extra day or two in this city is worthwhile.
It has a very active college population with several restaurants and other attractions.
While small, the City Art Gallery is definitely worth a visit.

Thank Itchytotravel
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

I visited this gallery with a couple hours at hand, but this gallery surprises you with its unique collection and then, it becomes really challenging to leave it half way. The gallery has got rich collection of paintings and related art. There is a library which welcomes you to an astonishing world of literature. There is also souvenir shop available. On the ground floor, there is a separate display of on-going and upcoming events in and around Southampton. A free washroom facility is provided at the ground floor of the gallery.

Thank PriyankaAdvisor
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Popped into the gallery before heading home and was pleasantly surprised on how good the collection was.It was well lit and not over filled. It was free entry and there no audio guides.

Downside was I had to drag my suitcase around.

Thank ianrwilliams62
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We went specifically to see the Mile End to Mayfair Art Exhibition. We were not disappointed. We recognized some of the areas in the paintings.
Some of the paintings were very good but we loved all the information provided next to each one. They were very interesting and gave a good insight to the period. Well worth a visit, Free entry. It has whet our appetite for these Royal Academy painters. We are now going to visit the Nunnery Gallery in Bow Road, London where a new exhibition has just opened which also showcases these painters who painted" what was all around them "

Thank homesteads
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